Start west in Barcelona and head to the Fundació Joan Miró, dedicated to the works of Catalan painter and sculptor Joan Miró. Nestled in the foothills of Montjuïc, the museum charts the life and artistic career of the underrated modernist. Encompassing Miró’s painting evolution from Cubism, magical realism, Surrealism to automatic drawing styles, the foundation also displays his fantastical sculpture figures and his unique mosaic work.
A favourite of Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway, Miró had a profound influence on later Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. The museum is a testament to Miró’s genius, located in his beloved and native city.
Hop on a London-bound flight and make your way to Tate Modern. Located on the bank of the Thames, this former power station is now a formidable modern/ contemporary art museum.
Admission is free to this museum featuring works by Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Pollock and Warhol to name a few. Watch in awe as room after room contains iconic masterpieces, with a collection that may only be rivalled by New York’s MoMA.
Take the Eurostar to Paris and check out the Musée d’Orsay, the ultimate gathering of Impressionist works. Name a famous painter of that period and their work will be here; van Gogh, Manet, Renoir, Cézanne and countless others.
The exhibition snakes around the building (a former train station on the Seine) in a linear fashion, charting the evolution of European art in the 19th and early 20th century. A true must-see for any art lover.
Finishing up in Berlin, take a visit to Sammlung Boros. The gallery is a private contemporary art collection housed in a Nazi war bunker. The constantly rotating exhibition of works dating from 1990 onwards is only accessible by guided tour (conducted in both German and English). This enhances the experience as the expert guides delve into the history of the building, how the collection came together and insights into the artwork on display.
Astonishing and unbelievable encounters await; with technicolour mosaic disco balls, a room full of overflowing popcorn and ginormous inflatable animals made of rubber tires. A delight for the eyes, in what is sure to be a unique visit.